What to pack for a trip

IF you are going on a holiday there are some important things that you need to consider packing before leaving to catch your flight.

Apart from getting your documents sorted, its important to include items that can make your trip less stressful – especially from unexpected situations.

Here are some important things from www.exoticca.com that you might need to consider taking when out on a holiday or trip.

Things to bring on your trip:

1. Clothes

When you pack your suitcase and get to the clothing section, forget the famous “just in case”. Carry the essential.

In fact, that’s what we’re talking about, the essential things to bring to your trips. If you are a luxury traveller, you can afford to include as many extra garments as you wish. If not, remember that public laundries are conquering the planet and there is one in every other corner. This will allow you to wash your clothes in the middle of the trip which means half the weight.

One thing you should not miss is spare underwear.

Extra tip: pack old underwear that you can get rid of. This way you will gain room in the suitcase along the way.

2. Footwear

The footwear is one of those elements difficult to put in the suitcase. The best thing to get out of this little bump is to choose a type of footwear that fits all occasions. If you travel in summer, wear comfortable sandals. Many sports stores sell open footwear designed to walk for hours.

If you travel in winter, wear breathable boots. They will serve you for rainy days and for the rest. Put some flip-flops on if you go to the beach, or to a spa. They do not take up much space and can save your day.

3. Pajamas

Is the pajamas one of those essential things to bring to your trips? Without a doubt it is, put a light one in the suitcase. If you have booked hotels with shared bathroom you will need it. Besides, it is most likely that nothing happens during the trip, but what if there is an emergency and you must leave your room in the middle of the night? Better sleep with pajamas.

4. Hat and sunglasses

Caps, hats and sunglasses are necessary at all times of the year. This is evident in summer, but we usually forget them in winter.

That’s why we add them to this list of essential things to bring to your trips. The light of the clear days of winter is as annoying as in summer. And a hat will keep you warm in the coldest months. You will travel more comfortable if you carry both in your suitcase.

5. Towel and toiletries

You never know what the hotels you visit will be like. A microfiber towel can save you from bad hotel management and does not take up much space.

Always travel with one. The same applies to toiletries. Do not trust complimentary ones. Just in case.

6. Sewing kit

We are talking about essential things to bring to your trips, so keep the kit small. Scissors, thread, needle and maybe a couple of buttons will be enough.

They may not let you carry your suitcase in the cabin, but it will be worth it, especially if you travel to a place with not many shops. The buttons tend to undo at the worst moment and the same happens with zippers.

7. First aid kit

Bandages, cotton, a couple of gauzes and some type of antiseptic will serve to heal a small wound.

If you walk a lot, you will see that the chafing of the shoes is your worst enemies during a trip. That is why we stress the need to carry bandages.

8. Documentation

Make sure your passport, ID, driver’s license and visas are with you.

Make a list of all the documentation you need during the trip and make sure you put it in a safe and accessible place. You will need it.

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